Fix Dead by Daylight Launch Error Easily

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Dead by Daylight is available on Steam, Xbox, and PS, and by now the game received pretty good reviews, but there are a few players complaining on the game’s Steam Dashboard about issues and bugs that are making the game unplayable. The most common errors are Dead by Daylight launch error, Dead by Daylight not working, Dead by Daylight not starting, Dead by Daylight freezing, Dead by Daylight lobby issues, error code 8014, Dead by Daylight crashing, dbd can’t move glitch, or simply dbd error.

Why do I keep getting errors on Dead by Daylight?

Many PC customers who bought and play the game Dead by Daylight have complained that it won’t launch which can be brought on by a number of different reasons. Dbd issues could be brought on by outdated graphics drivers, hardware restrictions, or corrupted PC game files.

How do I fix Dead by Daylight initialization error?

It’s likely that corrupted or missing game files are responsible for the problem Dead by Daylight launch error you’re encountering. It might be caused by a corrupted game cache. Use the Steam client to check the Dead by Daylight game files.

Table of contents: 

  1. Check minimum system requirements
  2. Update your graphic card drivers
  3. Check your internet connection
  4. Close unnecessary background apps
  5. Verify the integrity Cache of the game
  6. Run the game as an administrator
  7. Reinstall Dead by Daylight

1. Check minimum system requirements

Make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements of the game. If you passed that you can go ahead and fix your issues, if not, Dead by Daylight crashes are probably due to your PC and you need to upgrade it to a better one.

MINIMUM:

    • OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 8.1)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8120
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD HD 6850 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 8.1)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8300 or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce 760 or AMD HD 8800 or higher with 4GB of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible

2. Update your graphic card drivers

The reason why Dead by Daylight not launching or not working may be due to an outdated graphics driver. Since it contains vital performance improvements, adjustments, and bug fixes from the graphics card manufacturer to fix the compatibility problems, you must install the most recent version of your video card.

By visiting the website of the GPU manufacturer, looking up your model, and then downloading the most recent, most suitable installer, you can manually update your drivers.

If you’re not comfortable experimenting with computer drivers, you can update your drivers automatically with DriverFix. This is a trusted tool that can quickly discover the drivers your computer needs, download them, and install them in just a few clicks.

  1. Download and install DriverFix.
  2. Launch the app and it will start scanning the outdated drivers on your PC.

dead by daylight launch error fix update drivers

3. Click Update All Drivers Now to fix all errors.

update your drivers to fix dead by daylight launch error

3. Check your internet connection

Besides Dead by Daylight launching, freezing, or crashing errors, some users are experiencing random disconnections from the game, and others are unable to connect to a server or they won’t find any players available to play the game with. Another Dead by Daylight issue with the servers is that players can’t connect to a lobby which makes Dead by Daylight lobby issues annoying. Every time they try to join one, it fails, and they need to keep pressing the Join Lobby button a lot of times until the loading screen appears. Others have party creation failed dbd issue or even could not connect to rtm server in Dead by Daylight.

Even if you have a good internet connection with an average speed of 50 MB/s, you might complain of lag in the server, disconnections, and a very low ping of 10-20. Also, sometimes users are unable to find more than one server in the lobby and some of them are complaining about horrible queue issues.

  • First, you need to make sure that your internet connection is working properly and that you have a good internet speed with no disconnections.
  • Try to play the game directly with your internet cable plugged into your PC and don’t use Wi-Fi, this way your internet speed will double.
  • Close applications that require the internet like Skype, Messenger, and also Chrome.
  • Consider restarting the wifi router if you’re using wifi.
  • You can also try flushing your DNS which will help with stability or even increase latency potential.

4. Close unnecessary background apps

When you are playing Dead by Daylight, your computer may crash because of a number of programs that are consuming excessive amounts of resources in the background. Shut down any other apps that you aren’t using while playing the game if you want extra RAM and CPUs.

You can use the Task Manager to see which background applications are using your CPU and then simply end the task and return to your game. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Open Task Manager (Shift + Ctrl + Esc)
  2. Check the columns for CPU, Memory, and Disk under the Processes tab. Your computer is using a lot of resources and working extremely hard if any of these columns are going to hit 100%.
  3. Select an application that is eating your CPU and you don’t require it, and click the End Task button to close it.

close background apps to fix dead by daylight launch error

5. Verify the integrity Cache of the game

To verify the integrity Cache of the game, you can easily do this by going to the Steam Library, right-clicking on the game, and selecting properties. Here go to the Local Files Tab and you will find the option there. Beware that it might take a long time to do this, almost a couple of hours.

Verify integrity game files to fix dead of daylight launch error

6. Run the game as an administrator

  1. Right-click on the Dead by Daylight game .exe file from the Dead by Daylight folder.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click on the Compatibility tab.
  4. Ensure to place the checkmark on the Run this program as an administrator and hit Apply.

run dead by daylight as administrator to fix launch error

7. Reinstall Dead by Daylight

  1. Uninstall Dead by Daylight

Open Steam -> Go to Library tab -> Right-click on Dead by Daylight then click on manage then uninstall -> Click Uninstall

2. Reinstall Dead by Daylight

Open Steam -> Go to Library tab -> Right-click on Dead by Daylight then click on install -> Proceed with the installation

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We hope that your tutorial helped you fix your Dead by Daylight launch error, if you encounter any other issues in the game, comment below or use our contact page and we will help you fix your game. –GamesErrors Team

 

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12 Comments
  1. Brandon says

    The issue I am currently facing is not crashes or performance issues but my game progression and saves.

    Any perks, offerings, points and character levels I earn are only valid for one game session for me. When I start a new gaming session and decide to play again I am reverted back to level 1 with nothing I have earned previously. I had the same issue during the beta. Every time I open the game it forces me to comply to the games EULA and offers to show me the tutorials.

    It’s not just me having these issues either, I asked for help on the creators twitter page and created a discussion on the steam forums with someone responding that they have the same issue as me.

    1. Jordan says

      i am facing this issue as well i will try your tip

  2. Brandon says

    A follow up on the fix. It appears changing your steam alias playing a round then reverting your alias back seems to fix it. I did this as well as the other steam user having issues our games is saving data as intended. Hopefully helps some others.

    1. Jordan says

      this seems to have worked for me, i just joined a lobby

  3. Ryan says

    All the requirements are good but it continues to tell me dx11.0 is required when I already have dx11.1.

  4. Jared says

    I have a 450 GB dell desktop and only used70 GB. When I’m in the game it is very laggy like u can’t even move. It’s not frozen it’s just super slow.what should I do

  5. Tahsin says

    0xc000007b error. help me please.

    1. Fatih Sertaç Sayan says

      TAHSİN SORUNU ÇÖZDÜN MÜ KARDEŞİM

  6. Pierre says

    Steam error they say im not online on steam wich i am and they say that im not connected to internet connection wich i am so plz tell me what to do (NO REFUND ?)

    1. pandora says

      im in the same boat, everytime i connect to a game my internet gets the little yellow triangle with an ! in it. “steam says you’re offline, please exit the game”

  7. Gaming My Style says

    my game freezes at acsept and decline and doesnot let me play or click anything at that point

  8. Buraun says

    This is a scam. Do not download their link.

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